[x]Blackmoor Vituperative

Sunday, 2011-06-12

Gay girl in Damascus is neither

Filed under: Entertainment,Society,Writing — bblackmoor @ 21:04

I must be slipping. Historically, I have always had a very good knack for spotting people who adopt personas on the Internet. Sadly, one of my recent causes célèbres turns out to be one of these personas.

Gay Girl In Damascus is, in fact, a fellow in Scotland named Tom MacMaster.

Well, that’s disappointing. Still, although Amina Arraf is fictional, the events happening in Syria are real, and there are a lot of real people in Syria suffering under the repression there. So at least he’s increased awareness of a part of the world where conventional journalism is extremely difficult due to the media restrictions there.

And he’s a pretty good writer.